Rules & Regulations No. 5225

(Ref:) Policy No. 5225

(Ref:) Procedure No. 5225

STUDENTS

1.0 INTERNET/WIDE AREA NETWORK ACCEPTABLE USE

1.1 Use of the District Wide Area Network or Internet (both hereafter referred to as the Internet) must be in support of educational objectives. Internet usage will be monitored.

1.1.1 Any use of the Internet for illegal or inappropriate purposes to access materials that are objectionable in a public school environment, or in support of such activities, is prohibited. Additionally, language that is deemed to be vulgar or using the Internet to defame or demean any person is prohibited.

1.1.1.1 Illegal activities are defined as a violation of local, state, and/or federal laws. Objectionable is defined as materials that are identified as such by the rules and policies of the Utah State Board of Education, Alpine School District and the Utah Education Network.

1.1.2 The Superintendent or his designee may determine what material is inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1.1.2.1 Any sexual content or language outside of state core.

1.1.2.2 Any materials reflecting adversely upon individuals because of their race, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, or occupation.

1.1.2.3 Any sectarian or denominational doctrine or material contrary to law.

1.1.3 Internet services provided by the school district are not intended for personal, political or private use. Students have no expectation of privacy associated with the use of the Internet.

1.2 Student use may be permitted provided the school receives documented parental permission and proper supervision is provided by school officials.

1.2.1 All user accounts are subject to Alpine School District control and may be revoked for misuse.

1.3 In accordance with the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA), Child’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and/or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), no student is to be identified by full name, photograph, etc. over the Internet without specific documented consent from the parent or legal guardian. Students may not misrepresent or assume another’s identity or misrepresent their own identity.

1.4 Alpine School District shall maintain a firewall and content filters for the Internet.

1.4.1 The district recognizes there may be occasions where inappropriate content passes filter detection. A student would be expected to immediately terminate viewing the content and notify a school official.

1.4.2 Students who intentionally try to bypass the firewall, content filters and/or other security are subject to disciplinary action.

1.5 Students may not manipulate, reconfigure or damage district hardware, software or network settings. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

1.5.1 Downloading, uploading, installing or executing applications, programs or software.

1.5.2 Customizing computer settings.

1.5.3 Erasing, expiring, or resetting memory cache, web page links, or HTTP location history without prior consent.

1.5.4 Copying system or curriculum programs or files from a computer or the network without permission.

1.6 Students may not violate copyright or intellectual rights by downloading or distributing copyrighted material.

1.7 Students are expected to immediately report to staff members any failure or damage to equipment, programs, or the network.

1.8 Alpine School District shall be the final authority on use of the network.

1.9 Any student who violates the Acceptable Use Policy may be subject to district disciplinary action including suspension and expulsion or legal action depending on the nature of the infraction.

Board Approved: April 19, 2011

5225 Internet-Wide Area Network Acceptable Use Rule (last edited 2012-06-29 05:29:59 by Jennifer Bitton)